TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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STAV
Nov
23
6:00 PM18:00

STAV

Free // Front Bar

Join STAV for two intimate front-bar shows at The Wesley Anne featuring new songs and special guests each week!

Soulful and honest, STAV (Stav Shaul) writes thoughtful, uplifting songs in English, French and Hebrew with bursts of innovative rhythmic fire. Folk, jazz and a hint of something else, she has a compelling ability to tell a story in song. Tears and laughter are the main ingredients in the songwriting process. An expressive voice and a natural affinity for guitar, live performance brings this songwriter's introspection, playfulness and raw passion to life.

Celebrating the release of debut album 'The Horizon Line' in 2016, she toured Australia’s East-Coast with her 4-piece band from Melbourne to the Bello Winter Music Festival. The 9-track album explores her experience as a person between cultures. This year has seen her launching into the international scene as a solo artist, performing in Barcelona, France, Jordan and Israel, as well as in Melbourne where she is currently based. 

Facebook // Bandcamp // Youtube

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Dandecat
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Dandecat

Bandroom // $7 tickets here

Craving a fix of fresh, local and funky music? Maybe with a hint of hotness and a splash of spice?

We are.

Come Hang Out with Dandecat at the Wesley Anne on Thursday the 23rd of November for a night set to pinch your perfections.

(Supports from Messy Mammals & Chicken Wishbone)

Chicken Wishbone: 8:05 pm – 8:45pm

Messy Mammals: 9 - 9:45 PM

Dandecat: 10-11pm

Facebook // Instagram // Soundcloud

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Broni
Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00

Broni

Broni is a singer-songwriter/fun-haver from Melbourne. For years he's been touring Australia and Internationally to share his songs and stories of whimsy and life and love. An old regular at The Wes, he's back to get acquainted with one of his favourite places on earth. Come join him in the front bar June 8 and 22 6-8pm. Have a tipple while he sings to you. 

Website // Facebook

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Greg Steps
Nov
25
6:00 PM18:00

Greg Steps

Greg Steps is a Brisbane born folk singer-songwriter, currently residing in Melbourne. Having just released his debut EP ‘Always a Drifter’ he has undertaken a string of shows in Melbourne and regional Victoria, where he has won over crowds both large and small. Accompanying himself on guitar and harmonica, Steps is a modern day story teller with songs that evoke the vast desolate landscape of Australia’s barren interior. With his distinctive voice, unique songs and unconventional between-song banter, he has proven himself to be a true original.

Bandcamp

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Jen Lush w/ Tara Carragher
Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

Jen Lush w/ Tara Carragher

Get tickets here

Jen Lush and Tara Carragher - two of Adelaide's fine word-loving song-smiths trip over to Melbourne with a satchel full of songs. 

Jen Lush has transformed poems by 12 of Australia’s most respected contemporary poets into songs for her debut solo album, The Night’s Insomnia. 

Jen Lush with Chris Parkinson (The Yearlings) Tara Carragher, Richard Coates and Mark Seddon, take hold of the poetry and thread it through with music and soundscapes. Sparse arrangements leave words and emotions front and centre, channelling the poets’ disparate and intimate viewpoints into a singular, heartfelt, musical expression.

Stark and spacious, darkly fleeting, bold and beautifully teetering on the edges of folk, alt-country and something entirely it’s own. Acoustic steel string, searing electric drones and percussive guitars, luminous floating melodies and tides of longing, vocal harmonies underpinned by electronic soundscapes and lilting accordion. Set against Lush’s striking delivery shot through with contemporary dance, the poetry takes on a whole other life.

“Parkinson's delicately picked guitar reflects the ‘clear rain’, and Lush's spacious vocal gives weight to the potent imagery. ’It means letting the soft words of a hundred birds fly into you.’ Wonderful stuff.”
John Baker , The Baker Suite

Tara Carragher..
“Tara Carragher is one of our finest folk artists” – Rip it Up
“the ear-pleasing sounds of Carragher and Wicked World… a wondrously good listen” – Spreading the Seed

Adelaide based singer songwriter Tara Carragher combines her love of alt-country and her folk roots as a dynamic and seasoned performer, having toured and recorded in both Australia and the USA. In 2016 she releases her new EP 'Wicked World', the follow up to her acclaimed 2012 album 'Big River Crossing', recorded in Las Cruces, New Mexico. 

The title track to her new EP ‘Wicked World’ has already reached number two on AMRAP’s national charts this year, receiving airplay throughout Australia. Raw, honest, captivating and skillfully executed, her music features collaborations with American artists, the award winning New Mexican musician CW Ayon, and highly respected guitarist CR Humphrey from the Mississippi blues duo Old Gray Mule. 

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Estee Big Band
Nov
26
3:00 PM15:00

Estee Big Band

Esstee Big Band is Melbourne’s hardest-swinging 18-piece jazz ensemble. Synonymous with toe-tapping, swing dancing good times, Esstee Big Band performs the best of the classic big band vocal repertoire, as well as the most exciting instrumentals and original compositions in town. Featuring fabulous singers Margot Leighton and Zac Teichmann, Esstee has played around Melbourne for the past 15 years, including regular performances at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, The Spotted Mallard, The Penny Black, Manchester Lane, Stonnington Jazz and many more. If you like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connick Jr, Nina Simone, Michael Buble or even a bit of Basie, Mingus or Ellington, then Esstee Big Band is the band for you!

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Nathan Power
Nov
26
6:00 PM18:00

Nathan Power

Front Bar // Free

Borrowing inspiration from artists such as the Tallest Man on Earth, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen, Nathan Power uses his love of folk music to communicate stories loosely based on life experiences. Armed with a parlour guitar and backed by a ragtag collection of instruments including double bass, drums, and the occasional three-part vocal harmony, this is music for contemplation.

Facebook // Website

 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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STAV
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

STAV

Free // Front Bar

Join STAV for two intimate front-bar shows at The Wesley Anne featuring new songs and special guests each week!

Soulful and honest, STAV (Stav Shaul) writes thoughtful, uplifting songs in English, French and Hebrew with bursts of innovative rhythmic fire. Folk, jazz and a hint of something else, she has a compelling ability to tell a story in song. Tears and laughter are the main ingredients in the songwriting process. An expressive voice and a natural affinity for guitar, live performance brings this songwriter's introspection, playfulness and raw passion to life.

Celebrating the release of debut album 'The Horizon Line' in 2016, she toured Australia’s East-Coast with her 4-piece band from Melbourne to the Bello Winter Music Festival. The 9-track album explores her experience as a person between cultures. This year has seen her launching into the international scene as a solo artist, performing in Barcelona, France, Jordan and Israel, as well as in Melbourne where she is currently based. 

Facebook // Bandcamp // Youtube

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Helen Ryder Single Launch
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Helen Ryder Single Launch

Tickets selling fast, get yours now: https://www.trybooking.com/SSAZ 

Helen Ryder is blessed with a rich and distinctive vocal sound drawn to songs with a story to tell. Her new single and video Birds is beautifully recorded with pedal steel, backing vocals and double bass. To launch Birds Helen will be joined by Bruce Haymes on keyboards, Garrett Costigan on pedal steel, Steve Hadley on bass and Roger Bergodaz on drums.

In 2015 Helen released her debut single Lady Bird, a duet with Spencer P Jones as part of the Leaps And Bounds Music Festival, followed by her debut album Someday Love featured in the The Age and Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘Top 5 Gigs’ and receiving airplay nationally on The Inside Sleeve - ABC RN, RRR and PBS FM.

A beautiful selection of songs interpreted with great feeling and backed by some of Australia's finest musicians.” - Brian Wise, Off The Record / RRR radio.

Like the soundtrack to a romantic movie: Old Hollywood – romantic, wistful and moving. The voice is exquisite and the playing is beautiful.” - Jeff Jenkins, The Music / ABC radio

"Love the album, congratulations." - Paul Gough, The Inside Sleeve / ABC Radio National

Special Guests: Sarah Carroll  

Website // Facebook // Instagram

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Grizzlee Train w/ special guest Harry Hockey
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Grizzlee Train w/ special guest Harry Hockey

$16 tickets here - $20 at the door // Band Room

ROOTS/ROCK ROAD WARRIORS GRIZZLEE TRAIN RETURN WITH AMPED-UP NEW EP ALL ABOUT YOU

ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST ROAD-WORN TWO-PIECE BANDS GRIZZLEE TRAIN HAVE RETURNED FROM TWO YEARS OF WORLDWIDE TOURING WITH A BRAND NEW EP AND A SEEMINGLY ENDLESS SUPPLY OF ENERGY TO BURN.

SINCE THE RELEASE OF THE 2016 ‘BURNED HIM AGAIN’ EP, THE PAIR FROM THE NSW CENTRAL COAST HAVE TOURED ALMOST NON-STOP ACROSS AUSTRALIA, EUROPE AND THE USA. THE ‘ALL ABOUT YOU’ EP IS THE RESULT OF MANY VIGOROUS SONGWRITING SESSIONS IN CHEAP HOTEL ROOMS AND THE BACK OF TOUR VANS, WITH THE BAND HAVING TO TAKE ANY OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE TO WRITE IN BETWEEN GIGS & TOURS.

“THE ONLY CHANCE WE REALLY HAD TO JAM THESE SONGS BEFORE RECORDING THEM WAS AT GIGS & SOUNDCHECKS,” SAYS DRUMMER JOSH DUFFICY. “THE ENTIRE RECORDING PROCESS TOOK ALMOST A YEAR AS WE WERE ONLY ABLE TO SPEND A DAY OR TWO IN THE STUDIO AT A TIME DUE TO TOURING SCHEDULES.”

Get tickets here: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?Event=79336

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GRAIN OF TRUTH
Dec
2
1:15 PM13:15

GRAIN OF TRUTH

Free, band room

The Grain of Truth Network is a monthly comedy show podcast in the style of a digital radio station where Melbourne's best comedians and improvisers are presenting segments, shows and interviews that are bizarre, surreal and nonsensical. David S. Innes (Innes LloydThe Mighty Little Puppet Show) is the host of the show, the sequel to the hit gameshow Grain of Truth and the other panellists are called upon at random to play ridiculous characters and deliver responses to bizarre questions and fun facts that are more fun than fact. Think a cross between Whose Line is it Anyway? and The Project, with a good measure of old time radio adventures.

Created by David S. Innes.

Facebook

Review 

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Nathan Power
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Nathan Power

Front Bar // Free

Borrowing inspiration from artists such as the Tallest Man on Earth, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen, Nathan Power uses his love of folk music to communicate stories loosely based on life experiences. Armed with a parlour guitar and backed by a ragtag collection of instruments including double bass, drums, and the occasional three-part vocal harmony, this is music for contemplation.

Facebook // Website

 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Kirsty McCracken
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Kirsty McCracken

Free // Front Bar

Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist, Backing Vocalist, Music Therapist Kristie McCracken is one of Vancouver’s most promising vocal talents. She is a WCMA 2016 'Urban Artist of the Year' nominee for her debut solo album titled 'Let Go & Grow'. The album is produced by Patrick Watson Quine of Watson Unlimited Music, and features a song co-written and produced by 3-time Grammy award winner Chin Injeti. 

She is also a member in Vancouver based bands Maiwah and Buckman Coe, and has performed alongside legends such as Jim Byrnes, Ken Boothe, Leroy "Heptones" Sibbles, Barrington Levy, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Toots and the Maytals. Other internationally acclaimed artists Kristie has performed with include Shaggy, Easy Star All Stars, Kae Sun, Taj Weekes and Adowa, and Steele.

Kristie is currently crafting her next full length album. She aims to raise awareness to the human potential for positive environmental and humanitarian change. Her newly released single titled "Love is the Answer" was inspired by her work in Music Therapy with refugee families from the Middle East. It's tasty neo-soul groove invites listeners to open their hearts and lead with compassion and kindness. Kristie's new album is sure to make an impression.

 Website // Bandcamp // Youtube // Soundcloud

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The Mae Trio w/ special guest Rowena
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

The Mae Trio w/ special guest Rowena

Get tickets here!    $15 pre // $18 door

Australia’s The Mae Trio bring their unique contemporary twist on folk music with their new album Take Care Take Cover.

They have just completed an extensive North American and UK & Ireland tour.  Their album Take Care Take Cover has earned stellar reviews at home and abroad -  " a simply superb sophomore album.” The Australian *****

Their debut album, Housewarming earned them Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and NFSA Folk Recording of the Year and saw them tour Australia, Canada, USA and Europe with performances at the Hydro Stadium at Celtic Connection, Glasgow, Americana Folk Festival, Nashville, Cambridge Folk Festival, UK Edmonton Folk Festival, Canada, and Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, Australia. 

“…underscores the ever growing potential these girls have to capture a truly international stage. Folk Radio UK

 “The Mae Trio songs are powerful, the vocal harmonies soar, and their own instrumental prowess is impressive” Penguin Eggs

"Located at a crossroads where Australian, English and American folk traditions meet, The Mae Trio are in the midst of creating something unique and very much their ownSonglines

Check out The Mae Trio:
Website // Facebook //  Watch "Well Enough Alone"

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The Mae Trio w/ special guest John Flanagan
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Mae Trio w/ special guest John Flanagan

Get tickets here!    $15 pre // $18 door

Australia’s The Mae Trio bring their unique contemporary twist on folk music with their new album Take Care Take Cover.

They have just completed an extensive North American and UK & Ireland tour.  Their album Take Care Take Cover has earned stellar reviews at home and abroad -  " a simply superb sophomore album.” The Australian *****

Their debut album, Housewarming earned them Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and NFSA Folk Recording of the Year and saw them tour Australia, Canada, USA and Europe with performances at the Hydro Stadium at Celtic Connection, Glasgow, Americana Folk Festival, Nashville, Cambridge Folk Festival, UK Edmonton Folk Festival, Canada, and Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, Australia. 

“…underscores the ever growing potential these girls have to capture a truly international stage. Folk Radio UK

 “The Mae Trio songs are powerful, the vocal harmonies soar, and their own instrumental prowess is impressive” Penguin Eggs

"Located at a crossroads where Australian, English and American folk traditions meet, The Mae Trio are in the midst of creating something unique and very much their ownSonglines

Check out The Mae Trio:
Website // Facebook //  Watch "Well Enough Alone"

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Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Good Morning Kaos

Free // Front Bar

'Good Morning Kaos' will be playing 2 sets at the lovely Wesley Anne. Shake of those Monday blues with a bit live music in the beer garden. Come along, bring a friend, and listen to some gypsy/soul music in a great, friendly venue!

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Kimba & Ryan

Free // Front Bar

Kimba & Ryan are a husband and wife jazz duo. Kimba and Ryan fell in love over music and since then, they've embarked on a musical journey best described as ‘sublimely haphazard’.


Both Kimba and Ryan are regular fixtures in the Melbourne jazz scene (when not busy birthing and raising their family band members), and have played all the major jazz venues in town

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Anna Morley
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Anna Morley

Free // Front Bar

Anna Morley is an Australian multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Berlin. Her music has been described as "an eclectic fusion of electro-acoustic vibes with ambient overtones, woven together by fresh minimal grooves". On stage Anna blends a unique gamut of instrumentation including the vibraphone, vocals, keys and electronic beats and samples within her compositions. 

After completing her musical studies in Australia, Anna made the move to Europe, where she spent seven years in Barcelona, Spain. Inspired by the city of warmth and chill, Anna wrote and released both her debut EP "Character" (2009, Gazebo Music) and album "Red Balance" (2011). Since relocating to Berlin, Anna has recorded and released "Water Door" (2013) and most recently "Treasure Pleasure" (2016, Cult Classic Records).

Website //  Discography //  Anna Morley - Today the Heart // Anna Morley & Kaio Moraes Live // Facebook 


 

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Beers & Carols
Dec
17
5:30 PM17:30

Beers & Carols

Everyone is invited to join together to sing carols as we draw near Christmas. We will choose songs, sing and feast together in the relaxed setting of the Wesley Anne pub. Bring along your copy of Together in Song or the Australian Hymn Book if you have one. An initiative of Richmond Uniting and Chalice - Northcote Uniting. 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Dec
20
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Kimba & Ryan

Free // Front Bar

Kimba & Ryan are a husband and wife jazz duo. Kimba and Ryan fell in love over music and since then, they've embarked on a musical journey best described as ‘sublimely haphazard’.


Both Kimba and Ryan are regular fixtures in the Melbourne jazz scene (when not busy birthing and raising their family band members), and have played all the major jazz venues in town

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Anna Morley
Dec
22
6:00 PM18:00

Anna Morley

Free // Front Bar

Anna Morley is an Australian multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Berlin. Her music has been described as "an eclectic fusion of electro-acoustic vibes with ambient overtones, woven together by fresh minimal grooves". On stage Anna blends a unique gamut of instrumentation including the vibraphone, vocals, keys and electronic beats and samples within her compositions. 

After completing her musical studies in Australia, Anna made the move to Europe, where she spent seven years in Barcelona, Spain. Inspired by the city of warmth and chill, Anna wrote and released both her debut EP "Character" (2009, Gazebo Music) and album "Red Balance" (2011). Since relocating to Berlin, Anna has recorded and released "Water Door" (2013) and most recently "Treasure Pleasure" (2016, Cult Classic Records).

Website //  Discography //  Anna Morley - Today the Heart // Anna Morley & Kaio Moraes Live // Facebook 


 

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Dec
28
6:00 PM18:00

Kimba & Ryan

Free // Front Bar

Kimba & Ryan are a husband and wife jazz duo. Kimba and Ryan fell in love over music and since then, they've embarked on a musical journey best described as ‘sublimely haphazard’.


Both Kimba and Ryan are regular fixtures in the Melbourne jazz scene (when not busy birthing and raising their family band members), and have played all the major jazz venues in town

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Anna Morley
Dec
29
6:00 PM18:00

Anna Morley

Free // Front Bar

Anna Morley is an Australian multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Berlin. Her music has been described as "an eclectic fusion of electro-acoustic vibes with ambient overtones, woven together by fresh minimal grooves". On stage Anna blends a unique gamut of instrumentation including the vibraphone, vocals, keys and electronic beats and samples within her compositions. 

After completing her musical studies in Australia, Anna made the move to Europe, where she spent seven years in Barcelona, Spain. Inspired by the city of warmth and chill, Anna wrote and released both her debut EP "Character" (2009, Gazebo Music) and album "Red Balance" (2011). Since relocating to Berlin, Anna has recorded and released "Water Door" (2013) and most recently "Treasure Pleasure" (2016, Cult Classic Records).

Website //  Discography //  Anna Morley - Today the Heart // Anna Morley & Kaio Moraes Live // Facebook 


 

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Thursby Sings Français
Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Thursby Sings Français

Floyd Thursby, lead singer of acclaimed gypsy jazz quartet La Mauvaise Réputation, sings his favourites from France’s rich tradition of chanson, and from the cheesiest French pop of the 60s and 70s. Une voix, une guitare, beaucoup de fromage.

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The Surreal Estate Agents
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

The Surreal Estate Agents

The Surreal Estate Agents have been on a rapid rise since the release of their debut album ‘House Inspection’. They have released two singles from their new album which have launched the group into radio play, festivals and supporting artists such as Neil Finn, Killing Heidi, Meg Mac and Dan Sultan.

In November the band will be playing at Wesley Anne – Northcote  as part of their ‘If It Aint Broken Tour 2017’ with support from singer songwriter maestro Seth Henderson.

Entry is $10 at the door. Doors 8pm.
 

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The Good Minus w/ Nick Lovell
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

The Good Minus w/ Nick Lovell

Band Room // $5

The Good Minus with Nick Lovell at The Wesley Anne

The Good Minus bring their inimitable style of angular pop to The Wesley Anne on Thursday the 16th of November. Matt Welch, Dave Kean and Stu Hazelman blend widely different influences to create intricate arrangements, featuring three-part vocal harmonies and obscure yet groove-heavy time signatures.  They will be joined on the night by the talented Nick Lovell.

The Good Minus - Bandcamp // Facebook

Nick Lovell - Soundcloud

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Nick Kyritsis
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Nick Kyritsis

Exploring jazz standard repertoire as well as original compositions, guitarist Nick Kyritsis and drummer Luke Andresen bring to this collaboration a unique and organic approach to improvisation over structured forms. The two have been playing together frequently over the past 5 years not only in the duet setting but also together as a rhythm section in various notable ensembles. Much of the inspiration for this collaboration is drawn from their shared love of The Paul Motion and Bill Frisell Trio which the two site as major influences.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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In the Lyme Light
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

In the Lyme Light

Band Room // $30 or $50 meal and show

In the Lyme Light

A night of variety entertainment

Join us for an evening of comedy, cabaret and everything in-between!   Featuring MC Tash York (pictured), Die Roten Punkte, Dolly Diamond, Josh Glanc, The Mighty Little Puppets & many more.  All funds raised will go towards local performer Andi Snelling’s treatment for chronic Lyme disease

So come ride the all-singing, all-clowning, no-frowning party bus with hearts full of love and pockets full of cash. There will also be a raffle so bring your competitive spirit.

For further info on Lyme disease, click here

Doors open at 7pm, show starts 7.30pm

Tickets: $30 (show only) $50 (dinner & show)

Book here

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Sunday Jazz Session
Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Jazz Session

Jazz Jam at Wesley Anne 3pm free band room

Jazz Jam at the Wesley Anne featuring Line Matter. PA, drum kit, bass & guitar amp provided. Bring your instrument and join in the fun or just come along and enjoy the music on a Sunday afternoon.

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Secret Native
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Secret Native

Front bar // Free

Secret Native are a double guitar quartet led by Zeb Vescio. Rooted in the energy and language of bop, the group perform compositions new and old, original and standard, and explore the textures unique to 16 strings in a context where 4 would regularly have been plenty. Expect all things guitar and all things not. Secret Native are Zeb Vescio - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Nick Kyritsis - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Robbie Finch - Bass, Luke Andresen - Drums.

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Alfalfa
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Alfalfa

$10 // Band Room

Support: Messy Mammals

Melbourne’s freshest soul duo, ALFALFA, hits the Wesley Anne to launch their debut single ‘In Their Shoes’! After hibernating through an icy Melbourne winter, ALFALFA have come out the other side of it with a sparkly new batch of tunes that will be played live for the first time this Nov 9th.

ALFALFA tastefully combines only the best parts of soul, jazz and 80’s pop music. Although they are only a two piece, their tight grooves, soulful melodies and gospel inspired harmony will have you bobbing your head all night long.  

Soundcloud // Facebook

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Nick Kyritsis
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Nick Kyritsis

Exploring jazz standard repertoire as well as original compositions, guitarist Nick Kyritsis and drummer Luke Andresen bring to this collaboration a unique and organic approach to improvisation over structured forms. The two have been playing together frequently over the past 5 years not only in the duet setting but also together as a rhythm section in various notable ensembles. Much of the inspiration for this collaboration is drawn from their shared love of The Paul Motion and Bill Frisell Trio which the two site as major influences.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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TOBiAS
Nov
5
4:00 PM16:00

TOBiAS

Free // Front Bar

Touring the country promoting his second studio album ‘Alive’, acoustic folk artist Tobias built a reputation for being one of Australia’s finest story tellers.  Filled with heart, honesty and history, Tobias’ uplifting and soulful songs, with feeling and depth, have an uncanny knack for connecting with and captivating an audience.

Website // Facebook

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STEVE TYSON & THE TRAIN REX
Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

STEVE TYSON & THE TRAIN REX

Band Room // $10 or $25 with the new album

with special guest Bill Jackson.

Byron Bay-based songwriter Steve Tyson does darkness very well with regret- tinged songs of missed chances and jealous-rage murder tales, but on his third solo album WRONG TRAIN RIGHT STATION, he balances these with songs with a twinkle in the eye or tongue in cheek.

Tyson has not had the same profile as other chroniclers of the Australian experience
like Shane Howard or John Schumann, but the tracks on this new record reveal a
master song craftsman with a nuanced lyrical touch and strong melodies. Although best known for his work with Brisbane folk-rock band Rough Red, Tyson has released two critically acclaimed solo albums prior to this new release, both scoring 4 star reviews in the national music press.

On this new set, his weathered voice and superb guitar work - he plays every note
on this album – do the talking and suit his songwriting style well. WRONG TRAIN RIGHT STATION shows Tyson at his poignant best, but there is always plenty of grit in the musical delivery here. Nothing is over-polished, but these are songs that are built to last.

Reviewers have had this to say about the album…
…telling tales of home and family, of travel and politics, wrapped in a dark sense of
humour that sets him apart from the myriad others plying a similar trade.

(Sam Fell, Rhythms Magazine)

Steve Tyson once again delivers a compelling selection of distinctly Australian
storytelling.

(Kim Cheshire, Country Update)

….for the most part, Tyson lets his ruined voice and lucid guitars do the talking.
(Phil Stafford, Courier Mail)

He is joined on tour by his band The Train Rex, featuring John Barr on bass, Andy Kirkcaldie on drums, and Ian Shawsmith on guitars

Steve Tyson - Dance With The Dutch Girl

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The Hack Ensemble
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

The Hack Ensemble

Hack is a 3-piece improvisation collective, with Harry Cooper on sax, Arty Witherby on bass and Chris Tito Uson on drums/percussion.  Having played together in various groups for many years, Hack has a dynamic sound drawing together a diverse range of influences from Jazz, Trad Soul, Hip-Hop and contemporary groove.

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GRAIN OF TRUTH
Nov
4
1:15 PM13:15

GRAIN OF TRUTH

Free, band room

The Grain of Truth Network is a monthly comedy show podcast in the style of a digital radio station where Melbourne's best comedians and improvisers are presenting segments, shows and interviews that are bizarre, surreal and nonsensical. David S. Innes (Innes LloydThe Mighty Little Puppet Show) is the host of the show, the sequel to the hit gameshow Grain of Truth and the other panellists are called upon at random to play ridiculous characters and deliver responses to bizarre questions and fun facts that are more fun than fact. Think a cross between Whose Line is it Anyway? and The Project, with a good measure of old time radio adventures.

Created by David S. Innes.

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Danielle Deckard - Happy Single Launch
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Danielle Deckard - Happy Single Launch

Bandroom // $20 - tickets here

Sydney singer/songwriter Danielle Deckard returns with her most ambitious project yet. Set for release in 2018, HAPPY is Danielle’s first full-length album, and introduces a bold new rock-infused direction for the prolific artist.

Drawing inspiration from the production techniques of the early 80s, Danielle’s uniquely melancholic songwriting is accompanied by a full suite of FM synthesisers, gated drums, chorused guitars, fretless bass, and wobbly tape delay.

Celebrate the release of the album’s debut single and title track “Happy” with Danielle and her band at Wesley Anne on Friday 3 November.

Danielle will be supported by mysterious newcomer Merpire.

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Secret Native
Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Secret Native

Front bar // Free

Secret Native are a double guitar quartet led by Zeb Vescio. Rooted in the energy and language of bop, the group perform compositions new and old, original and standard, and explore the textures unique to 16 strings in a context where 4 would regularly have been plenty. Expect all things guitar and all things not. Secret Native are Zeb Vescio - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Nick Kyritsis - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Robbie Finch - Bass, Luke Andresen - Drums.

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Grand Pine
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Grand Pine

Band Room // $10

Local Indie Folk outfit Grand Pine are launching their debut single "Fail Me" in the cozy Wesley Anne band room. Grand Pine have just released their long awaited debut single "Fail Me' after forming early this year. Their style of folk-rock mixed with four part harmonies and cavernous reverbs makes them a sonically encaptivating act that leaves you humming their songs for the rest of the week. They are a definite up and coming Melbourne band that you wont want to miss.

Joining Grand Pine will be locals Wolf and Willow and Hannah Campbell (still confirming).


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Callum Gentleman
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Callum Gentleman

Free // Front Bar

Callum Gentleman makes his return to Australia this November. 

After spending October touring New Zealand with his trio, Callum plays a selection of solo shows across the ditch. The 1st gig is at one of his favourite Aussie venues; Melbourne’s Wesley Anne. Callum will be in the front bar from 6pm sharp, playing all the hits you’ll grow to love. There will be new songs, gentle ballads, upbeat blues hollers, a bit of banter, as well as the odd banger like his latest single Blue Collar Killer. 

And the gig is FREE!

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Samassin
Oct
29
4:00 PM16:00

Samassin

Free // Front bar

Earthy, vibrant, original  eastern-tinged jazz with exotic rhythms and cinematic beauty...a musical journey through ancient landscapes. Samassin’s first album; “Golden Muse” is rich with exotic melodies and grooves, each piece a vivid and emotional journey. Written by Kirsty Pittman and beautifully interpreted by the band, these enigmatic compositions draw on the influences of jazz and traditional rhythms from the Middle East and Balkans.

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Bob Hutchinson
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Bob Hutchinson

Free // Front Bar

Melbourne singer-songwriter Bob Hutchison returns to the Wesley Anne front bar to play two sets of original folk and americana music.

Influenced by his youth spent between homes and the great lyricists and writers of the 20th century, Bob's songs are proud, intimate and deeply

reflective of the modern world, all the while told through traditions and stories from days gone by. Musically Bob's songs are animated by his  

authentic tenor voice, driving bluegrass guitar rhythms and delicate folk-style fingerpicking.

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Nick Cunningham & Luke Morris
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Nick Cunningham & Luke Morris

$23 pre // $25 door // Band Room

Byron Bay based singer / songwriters Nick Cunningham and Luke Morris are bringing you some sweet flok sounds.

Luke Morris a singer songwriter who in the past Luke has supported Mia Dyson, Busby Marou, Holy Holy, The Rubens among others on national tours while also playing sold out headline shows of his own. Luke was invited to play at Splendour In The Grass and Byron Blues and Roots Festival off the back of high rotation from Tripple J.

Nick Cunningham is a singer / songwriter with a flair for folk/pop music. His story telling and lyrical capabilities have seen him capture the imagination and hearts of listeners that have encountered him through his frequent touring of Australia, as well as making international headway with air time on International Air New Zealand flights.
Hailing from remote South Australia he is now based in Byron Bay where he has built a reputation as one of the areas most exciting upcoming folk talents. Nick has already performed on stages at Byron Bay Blues and Roots and Splendour In The Grass festival. With a blend of soothing vocals and warm acoustic tones he has developed a sound that is Nick Cunningham.

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Danny Ross
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Danny Ross

Front Bar // Free

A deeply moving, distinctly engaging performer, Danny is an artist truly evolving within his craft - exploring and uniting diverse genres and ideas through truly virtuosic guitar playing and haunting vocals.

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